Dangers of fluoride: Letters-to-the-editor

Image result for flag of Germany public domainGermany:

“Generally, in Germany fluoridation of drinking water is forbidden. The relevant German law allows exceptions to the fluoridation ban on application. The argumentation of the Federal Ministry of Health against a general permission of fluoridation of drinking water is the problematic nature of compuls[ory] medication.”

SOURCE: Gerda Hankel-Khan, Embassy of Federal Republic of Germany, September 16, 1999 (from fluoridealert.com)

By Spencer D Gear

The following are letters that I have sent to various newspapers on the fluoride issue. I have knowledge that some have not been published.

 

Letters to the editor: Fraser Coast Chronicle

7th December 2007

Letters to the Editor,

Fraser Coast Chronicle

Dear Editor,

Dictatorship is alive and well in Qld. with forced Council amalgamations and now forced fluoride in the water.

The scientific research shows the negative effects of fluoride on the brain, bones, thyroid, kidneys, links with cancer, birth defects and fluorosis.

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Dr. Hardy Limeback, Associate Professor and Head, Preventive Dentistry
University of Toronto, Canada, moved from supporting fluoride to one officially opposed since 1999 because of new evidence showing the lack of effectiveness of fluoride in water.

Some recent studies by eminent researchers strongly suggest that fluoride works best by direct action on the surface of the teeth through toothpaste, or gels used in dental treatments.

I urge your readers to study the evidence. It shows potential serious harm from long-term fluoride ingestion.

This imposition of fluoride on us is very undemocratic, especially when fluoride tablets are freely available from Councils.

Yours sincerely,

S. Gear

Hervey Bay, Qld.

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Letters to the Editor, Brisbane Sunday Mail

(sent online, 30 Nov 08).[1]

I hope that the Queensland Green Party will follow the Greens in the UK in their opposition to fluoridated water. I ask that the Greens refuse to give preferences to any party that supports water fluoridation.

Leading Green Party commentator on fluoridation in the UK, John Spottiswoode, wrote: “The case for fluoride has been far from made. Claims about the effectiveness of fluoride simply do not stand up to close scrutiny and there is growing evidence pointing towards fluoride causing bone problems, arthritic-like symptoms, brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s, hypothyroidism, as well as identified links to cancer and other diseases.”

He went on to say that “fluoride is a class 2 poison, it is extremely biochemically reactive in the body and only marginally less poisonous than arsenic. It also makes bones more brittle and has led to a marked increase in dental fluorosis (fluoride poisoning), affecting up to 48% of people in fluoridated areas. You should look in the mirror.”

Anna Bligh’s going against Peter Beattie’s decision and now to force fluoride in Queensland’s water flies in the face of this scientific evidence and the practice of democracy.

S. Gear, Hervey Bay


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Letters to the Editor, Sunraysia Daily (Mildura)

Letters to the editor,

Sunraysia Daily

news@sunraysiadaily.com.au

28 November 2009

Dear editor,

I’ve been reading the debate in your paper over fluoride.

Government officials in Quebec City, Canada, in 2008 voted to remove fluoride from its water supply. Why?

The over-consumption of fluoride has been associated with increased risks of disorders affecting teeth, bones, the brain and the thyroid gland. This is as reported in the Scientific American, January 2008 article, “Second thoughts about fluoride.”

There are not many countries left in the world that are resorting to fluoridating more of their populations. There are only 8 of them that have over 50% of the population fluoridated. They are the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Israel, Singapore, Colombia & Malaysia.

Dr. Hardy Limeback, Associate Professor and Head, Preventive Dentistry, University of Toronto, Canada, moved from supporting fluoride to one officially opposed since 1999 because of new evidence showing the lack of effectiveness of fluoride in water.

Some recent studies by eminent researchers strongly suggest that fluoride works best by direct action on the surface of the teeth through toothpaste, or gels used in dental treatments.

I urge your readers to study the evidence. It shows potential serious harm from long-term fluoride ingestion.

This imposition of fluoride on us by governments also is very undemocratic. Fluoride tablets are available for those who want to make a free choice to swallow this toxin called fluoride.

Yours sincerely,

Spencer Gear

Hervey Bay, Qld.

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Letters to the Editor: Swan Hill Guardian

Letters to the editor
The Guardian
Swan Hill

28 November 2009
Dear Editor,
So the Victorian Health Department says it will be going ahead with the introduction of fluoride to water supplies in Swan Hill.

Fluoridated water is a health hazard for the following reasons.

It’s impossible to provide medication (fluoride toxin) consistently through drinking water.  People drink water at different rates.

The margin of error between a therapeutic dose and negative health effects is small. We already are getting too much fluoride through the soil, food and water.

Fluoride has been demonstrated to be a carcinogen (having a cancer link).  Fluorosis is a bone disease impacting the teeth and it is caused by fluoride.

The efficacy in using fluoride to prevent tooth decay has not been shown.  In addition, it’s an expensive exercise for any Council or government to fluoridate.  The scientific case for fluoridation is highly questionable.
Dr. Hardy Limeback, BSc, PhD, DDS, is Associate Professor and Head, Preventive Dentistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.  He’s no dummy when it comes to dentistry and knowledge of the negative effects of fluoride.  Read his article online, “Why I am now officially opposed to adding fluoride to drinking water.” His opposition since 1999 is based on the scientific evidence.

Vancouver, Canada, does not have fluoridated water, but has a lower rate of dental decay than Toronto, Canada, which has had fluoridated water for 40 years. Dr. Limeback’s reasons provide some evidence.  Previously he was a leading promoter of fluoride in Canada — but no more!!  Yet the city of Toronto’s online statement is that “fluoride is added to treated water to reduce the risk of dental cavities.”

Dr. Limeback told the Toronto Star in 1999, “Parents should keep fluoride away from children under three.”  Yet the Victorian government wants to force fluoridate Swan Hill’s water.

Tooth decay is preventable through other resources.  We can do something now about preventing cancer, hip fracture and osteoporosis associated with fluoride use.  Don’t fluoridate!
Sincerely,
Spencer Gear
Hervey Bay, Qld.

Notes:

[1] http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/comment/complete [30 November 2008].

Copyright © 2010 Spencer D. Gear. This document last updated at Date: 9 October 2015.

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